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Brandon Kennedy

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Brandon Kennedy

Brandon Kennedy wrote a review of on May 21, 2013

4 5

The Camp Chef Sherpa Mountain Series Table is a product that has the potential to become a crucial cornerstone to any camp kitchen. Its size dictates that it will likely only be utilized for car camping or river running (or very short distance backpacking), but this is by no means a bad thing. The storage compartments (and accompanying cargo bags) provide ample storage space, and personally I love all of my miscellaneous camp kitchen essentials stored in one handy place (instead of scattered amongst who-knows-how-many bags!). Furthermore, the Camp Chef hardtop attachment makes for a perfect, portable table space. On my last trip into the desert, friends and I used the table to cut up fresh vegetables before adding them to a pasta dish (cooked on a Primus portable burner that also happens to fit perfectly on top of the Camp Chef table).

My only complaint so far has to do with the leg design. It is a push button lock design, which theoretically allows for the legs to be quickly pushed in (or removed). However, the "simple" design proved more difficult than expected once dirt and camp dust was introduced to the mechanism. Eventually I was able to get the legs to release, but with more pulling and tugging than I liked. I would also caution against making the "rookie" mistake I did, and using the Camp Chef as the dish washing area. Things were going along fine, until I popped off the grated hardtop attachment and realized that I had managed to get the entire cloth top of the table soaking wet. Luckily it has dried out, and there seems to be no lasting damage.

Based on its usability, functionality, and convenience I strongly recommend the Camp Chef Sherpa Mountain Series Table for anyone looking to beef up their camp kitchen setup. The design is simple and the components seem to be reasonably durable. It definitely opens up opportunities for camp cooking that I haven't previously considered!

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Brandon Kennedy wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

5 5

Hands down these are the best sunglasses I have ever owned. They fit my face perfectly and the hinges are sturdy and reliable. The lenses have taken a ton of punishment and only got their first real scratch after two years of use. They block the perfect amount of sun for those extremely sunny Utah days. Not only are these very sporty, but they are also very stylish. Highly recommend these over ANY other sunglass brand.

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Brandon Kennedy wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

5 5

Big Agnes simply make great tents. For anything but the very lightest camping I would call this a two person tent though. I would also not recommend using this in anything but somewhat warmer weather. It does not hold heat well when it gets chilly. The open ceiling is great for summer camping and watching the sky as you drift off to sleep. The tent is overall very light and I would recommend it to any level of backpacker or camper.

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Brandon Kennedy wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

4 5

This light is a little larger than I expected but still fits on my seat post nicely. The extra clip for attaching to a messenger bag or such is a nice touch too. The quick detach is nice so I can remove the light when I lock my bike up somewhere. The attachment system is easy to use and fits snugly on my seat post. The LEDs are VERY bright and will be great to let cars see me in dim light. Would recommend to anyone.

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Brandon Kennedy wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

3 5

This is not a knock on the light itself, but this light was a bit bigger than I expected when it arrived. It would be nice to get pictures showing approximate size compared to something common. As for the light, it works well. The adjustable attachment system worked well on my handlebars and holds the light very securely. The quick detach is nice so that I can take it off easily when I lock my bike up somewhere. The two light modes aren't incredibly different, but it is nice to save some battery life when I don't need a bright light.

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Brandon Kennedy wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

5 5

Having worked at Black Diamond and used their products for many years, I can fully recommend them to anyone. I've seen them being made, go through QA, and have used them in my personal climbing adventures. They are light, durable, incredibly strong and the design behind them is second to none. The engineering behind them is incredible and you can tell they've done their research and testing.

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Brandon Kennedy wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

4 5

Having worked at Black Diamond and used their products for many years, I can fully recommend the Vaprlock to anyone. I've seen them being made, go through QA, and have used them in my personal climbing adventures. They are light, durable, incredibly strong and the design behind them is second to none. There is a reason they win so many awards.

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Brandon Kennedy

Brandon Kennedy wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

4 5

Having worked at Black Diamond and used their products for many years, I can fully recommend them to anyone. I've seen them being made, go through QA, and have used them in my personal climbing adventures. They are light, durable, incredibly strong and the design behind them is second to none. These are the perfect addition to your full climbing kit.

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Brandon Kennedy wrote a review of on August 21, 2012

5 5

I bought these for a friend of mine and here is what she had to say about them:
These pants are great! They’re soft, stretchy, and warm enough for my spring cross-country skiing and snowboarding needs. The pant bottoms seemed quite small when I looked at them online, but once I got them in person, they opened up and are big enough to fit around my snowboarding boots. My biggest concern when buying my pants was the size. Although the pants have stretch in the waistline, I’d go up one size than you usually wear. I usually wear a small or a 4 in pants (I’m 5’4” and 120), but the 4 was too tight for comfort, and left no room for thermals. Plenty of pockets for storage. All around these are a good pair of pants for keeping dry and warm.

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